I'm trying to install an IKEA Solklint and the wires do not easily match up with my existing fixture.
- Where do I attach the ground wire? Will any screw be fine?
- Is the red or white wire the live one?
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The ground wire should be attached to the metal box, ideally by a screw that is located in the back/top of the box. Since I don't really see one, you could also use one of the square-head screws attaching that metal mounting strip to the box. Above all, the ground wire just needs to have a solid electrical connection to the metal (I am assuming here that since I don't see a ground wire entering the box, there is metal electrical conduit serving as a ground connection back to the main panel).
Live/Phase & Neutral
Common wiring practice in North America says that the red wire here would be the live leg and the white is neutral. However, it is always best to use a voltage tester to verify (with the circuit on and the bare ends of the wires safely away from other wires/boxes/hands/children/pets).